Last night at 12:01am, midnight, opened the 2012 Mini-Season for lobster catching in Florida. If you do not have one, hurry up and purchase a saltwater fishing licence with a lobster permit. Then grab your free dive or scuba gear and head to the beach. One great event to participate in is the BugFest put on by the City of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, “The Shore Dive Capital of South Florida.” This event started yesterday and runs until Saturday with clinics, competitions, and a reef clean-up. Here those new to the hunt will learn tricks while old conchs will impress with the largest bug catches. Please see the official BugFest website for more details.